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Eastern Kentucky University
Richmond, KY
Eastern Kentucky, founded in 1906, is public university. Programs are offered through the Colleges of Allied Health and Nursing; Applied Arts and Technology; Arts and Humanities; Business; Education; Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Athletics; Law Enforcement; Natural and Mathematical Sciences; Social and Behavioral Sciences; and the Graduate School. Its 628-acre campus is located in Richmond, 30 miles south of Lexington.
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Institution Type Public
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 14,327
   Women 8,181 (57.1%)
   Men 6,146 (42.9%)
Graduate Students 2,517
Entrance Difficulty Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate 71% of 10,215 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline Rolling
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.29
SAT Math 483 average
420-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 481 average
415-560 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 22 average
19-24 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay       X
Extracurricular Activities       X
Cost of Attendance In-state: $21,234
Out-of-state: $30,546
  Tuition and Fees In-state: $8,868
Out-of-state: $18,180
  Room and Board $8,666
Average Percent of Need Met 85%
Average Freshman Award $11,557
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 637
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 28% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 17% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-99 students: 3% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Richmond Population 32,550
Nearest Metropolitan Area Lexington
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 69% of freshmen, 29% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
Mascot Colonel
Sororities 6% of women participate
Fraternities 8% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.8% Asian
5.8% Black/African-American
2.5% Hispanic/Latino
2.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
85.0% White
3.2% Unknown
International Students 1.6% from 44 countries
First-Year Students Returning 74.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 23.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly Not reported